Disco Soleil
Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

Disco SoleilDisco Soleil
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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #2,782
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
87
Ranked #16,197
Avg:
3.9 | pDev: 9.23%
Reviews:
60
Ratings:
272
From:
Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
 
Quebec, Canada
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  8
Gots
  51
SCORE
87
Very Good
Disco SoleilDisco Soleil
Notes: Formerly known as Fortunella

This cloudy-orange beer is the taste of liquid summer sunshine. Refreshing kumquat immerses the palate with citrus and tropical fruit, while biting hops interplay with bready malt. A touch of acidity from the kumquat zest finishes things off with a smile and wink. Whenever you find yourself yearning for those hazy summer days and warm electric nights, here you will find solace.
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i love finding bottles of du ciel beers in random liquor stores! this one came from a place called mikes in kansas city, languishing there on the warm shelf with a bunch of other forgotten shelton brothers releases from over the years collecting dust. this beer doesnt taste old at all to me though, the hops are still super citrusy and forward, and the kumquat tastes fresh as well. not the sexiest beer, underneath the tall white head is a pretty fish food looking beer, golden to brassy orange in color, but with lots of flakey sediment swirling around. awesome nose and taste though, kumquat piquant tang for sure, wonderful juicy hops, fresh orange and pineapple notes, light caramel or toffee, splashy wetness on the hops and the fruit, tastes brand new. a neat ale yeast too thats not flavorless, lightly crackery and clean in the finish, assertive bitterness for sure, long lingering on the tongue, and carbonated highly, super refreshing even though its a little more substantial than most session types. the kumquat adds to the finishing bitterness, this tastes alive, and is an ambitious and well executed brew, well selected hops too, they marry in wonderfully with the base malts and the fruit. this is exceptional. i am extremely excited to visit the brewery in september!!!

Aug 26, 2017
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As the trend in hoppy beer is fruitier and fruitier, its no surprise that breweries are accenting the implied citrus impressions with actual citrus additions. Dieu Du Ciel's Disco Soleil brightens its taste with kumquat for a juicy and vibrant session.

As it would have it, a bright orange and gold austere gleams through its unadulterated haze. With the nose grazing the rim, the senses are taken back by the plethora of ripe citrus and floral orange blossom. Tangerine and nectarine seem tree-ripe as the first sip hits the palate like sweet and fruity sherbet.

After the taste settles, the middle palate unfolds with a mild honey, short caramel and sugary fructose taste to provide the underpinnings for a fast development of hops. What's juicy, vibrant and ripe quickly turns to dried citrus peel, grassy herbs and lemon verbena, and then a partly-spicy, partly-resinous bitterness in a peculiar fresh shaven pine fashion.

With its density of fruit and creamy malts, the beer's upstart is medium-bodied. Though it develops quickly into a creamy-dry finish without fatigue or weight, the ale retains its mild fruity sugars and starchy substrate until late- allowing for the taste of cream sickle to permeate in finish and aftertaste.

Mar 02, 2015
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LarryAppleton from Canada (QC)

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Aug 09, 2014
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GoHabsGo from Canada (ON)

3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 29, 2015
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Haydn-Juby from Vermont

4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Based off almost week old memories.

A: A pale orangish color in my snifter. Nice lacing and retention.

S: Citrus, hops, just a touch of pale malt.

T: I honestly can't say that I have ever had a kumquat or even knew that this beer had it in it I just have a blind instinct to instantly get any DDC product when it comes. I do however get a very nice tropical hop profile on the palate. I would imagine citra. very citrusy. As it warms everything gets better. Hops show themselves a bit more and a new malt profile that was previously taking a back seat pokes its head. Perhaps a touch biscuity.

M: Moderate body. Dry with appropriate carbonation.

O: An amazing beer from DDC once again. Similar to Mortalite but a bit different. Wish I had tried a Kumquat so I could comment on that aspect but none the less a stellar IPA.

Jul 23, 2014
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lgmol from Canada (NS)

4.25/5  rDev +9%

Jan 19, 2014
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Nunya from Ohio

4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oct 02, 2016
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ZiggyPop from Canada (AB)

4.25/5  rDev +9%

Aug 24, 2014
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Dylanjf from New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Sep 10, 2014
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atsir

4.32/5  rDev +10.8%

Aug 19, 2014
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Cramshawbar from Canada (ON)

3.33/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Another weak offering by Canada's best.
The nose has some promise that just falls flat (literally and figuratively), and with that, this is getting dangerously close to mass produced lager territory. It's almost all just malt, with even a hint of corn syrup, of which I am sure there isn't any within. But the point is that this is a large disappointment and in a cheap, sloppy way. The best thing here is the label.

Mar 04, 2019
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yancot from Canada (ON)

4/5  rDev +2.6%

Aug 24, 2014
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GreesyFizeek from New York

3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Swillburger/The Playhouse in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a hazed bronze yellow, with a half inch head, and a bit of lacing.

Smells really strongly of fresh and authentic kumquat, with some grapefruit, caramel malt, and a bit of line.

This is definitely a solid fruit beer- lots of great and authentic kumquat character. However, it doesn't feel a whole lot like an IPA. The fruit additions overwhelm the hop character. There's some bready malt, hints of caramel. The hop character that is there is nice, good grapefruit, with minimal bitterness.

This has a very creamy mouthfeel, with s good level of carbonation.

This doesn't succeed in the listed style, but it's still a tasty beer.

Mar 04, 2016
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TheDoctor from Canada (QC)

3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

SERVICE: Bottle
BOTTLED ON: 09-14-2014

A:
Pours a glowing orange that is fairly cloudy with a finger and a half cap of white head that scummily settles to a quarter inch film. Okay retention; some sticky lacing. (3.75)

S:
Sweet and pithy. Citrus rind, resinous tinge of funk, pine, caramel. (4)

T:
Juicy and vaguely herbal. Grapefruit, dirt, citrus zest, underlying caramel, with resinous stickiness and a lingering kumquat aroma that works its way up your nose. (4)

M:
Creamy velvet with perfect level of soft carbonation and a medium body with a quick finish. (4.25)

O:
Very good beer.
This is a decent beer and (in my mind) very good for being an IPA with fruit. The kumquat flavor blends with and is generally complimentary to the hop profile of the beer as a whole.
It pours all right and has a nice aroma with lots of fruit and sweetness. It features a lot of juicy flavors with some bitterness underneath to bring it down. The palate is pleasantly soft and creamy. Overall this is a good beer. As an IPA I don't think it is absolutely outstanding, but just looking at it generally it is a solid hoppy beer. It would be very good for people who want to try IPAs but who think they are too bitter. Especially if they are fans of kumquats. The only time I ever had them they tasted like this juicy and sweet in the center with a bitter oily skin that kept it from being too sweet.
Will have again; worth a try. (3.75)

Sep 03, 2014
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Swift989 from District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +9%

Aug 07, 2014
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BAsbill from California

3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nov 07, 2015
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JGam115 from New York

3.59/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Not an Am IPA to me. Got the tangerine and grassy must, but very creamy. Unlike any IPA I've had.

Jan 11, 2015
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Whatup14 from Canada (QC)

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Sep 23, 2013
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souvenirs from Canada (BC)

3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From Harvest Wines in Dartmouth, NS

A Amber and cloudy.
S grapefruit rind, citrus, toffee.
T milder than I expected. Grassy. Hint of toffee.
F not overly carbonated. creamy without being heavy.

Sep 11, 2015
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JamesStreet from Louisiana

3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Apr 07, 2015
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Kmat10 from Canada (AB)

4/5  rDev +2.6%

Aug 04, 2014
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DaveR514 from Canada (QC)

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Jun 14, 2014
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Canada_Dan from Colorado

3.78/5  rDev -3.1%

Nov 21, 2014
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spw109 from New York

4.25/5  rDev +9%

Oct 15, 2014
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moarmare from Missouri

3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nov 13, 2015
Disco Soleil from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 272 ratings